Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus

Pileated Woodpeckers are year-round residents at Chert Hollow.

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Our trail cam captured this one at the pond’s edge during the severe drought of 2012, when most other water sources had dried up.

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Holes made by Pileated Woodpeckers are distinctively rectangular, and the wood fragments can be quite large, appropriate for our largest woodpecker.